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River Rock Cottage

Onsite lodge style accommodation adjacent to our base for up to ten people in three bedrooms. Accommodation in this spacious, old country house is included free of charge to adventurers booked on any of our multi-day Canoe Experiences. 

You may be sharing the space with others unless you've booked the whole property through Airbnb (available in the off-season only).

A massive wood-burner fireplace in the dining room makes the whole house feel warm and cosy. There is a fully self-contained kitchen, which includes a full stove/oven and fridge/freezer. The lounge has plenty of seating for all on big leather sofas, with Sky TV and DVD player for your entertainment. 

There are shared toilet, shower and bathroom facilities. Each bedroom can sleep up to four, the house has 4 bunk beds (one includes a lower double bed) and one queen bed. Normally we put only one couple per room, if they are not part of the same group. Beds are provided with fitted sheets and pillow cases (or fully made up if you've booked through Airbnb).  Bring your sleeping bags or bedding is available at extra cost.

A backyard garden leads to an expansive terrace deck overlooking the Whanganui River and one of the best fly fishing spots around.

Angler's Cottage

Angler's Cottage sits right next to the Whanganui River, where the 2020 World Fly Fishing Championships were held. You'll feel right at home in this comfortable, fishing and hunting themed, rural bungalow.

We use Angler's cottage for extra accommodation for our paddlers when needed. The rest of the time it may be available to book on Airbnb, or phone us on 0800 252 946 to check availability.

The house sleeps eight in two queen bedrooms and two sets of bunks. The whole interior has a fishing theme and is furnished with some lovely antiques as well as modern conveniences like Sky TV, DVD player and a heat pump, with extra heaters for the bedrooms.

This is a very popular holiday home option, with guests often booking for a week or two, so booking is essential. It is fully self contained including bedding and towels, with a washing machine and fully supplied kitchen.

Angler's Cottage is situated 10 minutes drive south of Taumarunui, just off State Highway 4 and right next to the Blazing Adventures base and River Rock Cottage. There's plenty of parking space, including one under-cover car port.

Our 2021 guest Dana said:
"Very cosy and comfortable stay, great value for your money! We stayed with a few kids and they loved it. We went for walks by the river and we had goats and sheep greet us each morning just outside the kitchen window. It might be an old house but I was pleasantly surprised with how well insulated it was, we stayed very warm with the heat pump and heaters in the room even though it got down to 2degrees one of the nights we stayed."

Our cottages are ideal accommodation is Ideal for those travelling the night before and arriving late before they start on any Whanganui River adventure.  Most groups are back at our base Between 2pm and 5pm, some choose to stay another night after their trip. Accommodation is available all year round and is only 50km from Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa Ski-field & the western shores of Lake Taupo.

Comfy Hunting Hut

We offer Guided Hunting, Guided Fly Fishing and Clay Bird Shooting on our private bush block.  Participants may wish to also stay at our comfy and well-appointed Hunting Hut.  Get away from it all and back to simplicity with no internet or cell phones, just good times with your mates around the barbeque.  For more information contact us on 0800 252 946.

Other Accommodation Options Nearby

If our cottages are fully booked you may need to stay at another accommodation nearby.  Here are a couple of places we recommend.

Soothing Riverside Glamping is located very close to our base, in the small village of Piriaka.  Suzanne offers affordable tent accommodation for up to 4 guest in a lovely tranquil spot beside the Whanganui River.

Kakahi Adventure Lodge offers comfortable retro style accommodation for up to 7 people. The tiny rural settlement of Kakahi is only 10-15 minutes drive away from our base.